Poroshenko discussed with trump, his future talks with Putin

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in fotomaker Poroshenko at the NATO summit in Brussels. 12 July 2018Poroshenko discussed with trump, his future talks with Putin© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the meeting with the American leader Donald trump discussed his upcoming talks with Vladimir Putin.

Poroshenko said that he does not expect surprises from the upcoming meeting, which will take place on 16 July in Helsinki.

«I’m usually very optimistic. But, unfortunately, there will be no surprises optimistic. This is bad news. At the same time, there will be no negative surprises, which is good news,» said Poroshenko at a press conference during the NATO summit in Brussels.

«Back on track»

On the eve of the meeting in Brussels, Poroshenko wrote an article for the Financial Times, in which he expressed a desire to trump Putin returned to the «right path».

He also reported with the trump agreement to take decisions on Ukraine without the consent of the Kiev authorities. Poroshenko said that Putin is waiting for the defeat of Ukraine, and added that such a scenario will never be realized.

«Useful meeting»

Member of Parliament of Ukraine Nestor Shufrych said that Poroshenko should learn from trump to build relations with Russia despite the controversy.

«It would be interesting to look at this meeting, especially after the lunch in Canada when trump called Poroshenko and the entire Ukrainian government is the most corrupt and that he doesn’t understand why she provided the money that eventually stolen,» — said Shufrich.

He also noted that Poroshenko is useful to see the views of the European colleagues that, «to put it mildly, waiting for the departure of Ukrainian authorities.»

«Clown in politics»

Political scientist, Professor at the Higher school of Economics Oleg Matveychev on radio Sputnik commented on the statement Poroshenko. In his opinion, the President of Ukraine confirmed its reputation as the «clown in politics, unprofessional and ideologically narrow-minded politician».

The expert reacted critically to the statement by the Ukrainian leader about the return of Putin trump «the right way». According to him, this is possible only if one party asked the other what kind of framework initially.

«For example, Americans have indicated Kiev is a certain goal, and Poroshenko can meet or not meet this direction,» he explained.

Thus, according to Matveycheva, for people like Putin and trump in politics, «no decree», and they define their goals in world politics.

Meeting in Helsinki

Negotiations of presidents of Russia and USA is scheduled for July 16 and will be held in Finland. The Kremlin said that Putin and trump will discuss prospects of bilateral relations and topical issues of the international agenda.

The upcoming negotiations will be the first full meeting of the heads of the two States without reference to international summits.

The West has repeatedly accused Russia of meddling in Ukraine’s Affairs. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcoming political and economic crisis.

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